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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Cafe, British
Special Diets
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

My sister and i visited here after a fair few hours shopping. They serve a wide variety of loose leaf teas, freshly ground coffees from around the world. The cakes are made on the premises and are fresh. Its yummy and the staff are friendly...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Really great coffee and cake! Having ordered a slice of the somewhat pricy coffee and walnut cake, with Kenyan coffee on the side, I had a great experience. Very attentive staff, with great customer service. The only downside is the pricing unfortunately, extremely expensive for...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020

We couldn't help noticing this charming, ancient tea room, with its window full of sumptuous, clearly home-made cakes, on our wanderings around the centre of Canterbury, so popped in, even though we weren't hungry. They have a huge selection of loose leaf teas, beautifully displayed...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

On our last day we wanted to have freshly self-made scones and found this little cosy tea room. We had te most delicious scones accompanied by a nice good cup of tea. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We can only recommend it. 😋🤗

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019

The Moat is at one end of Burgate, on the way to St. Martin's Church from the Cathedral; it may seem quite unassuming and out of the "hard core" touristy area, but it's well worth a visit (just like St. Martin's Church). An amazing variety...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019

Went to the Moat Tea Room yesterday afternoon to celebrate my son's Christening with friends and family and had the classic afternoon tea. The sandwiches and scones were delicious and there was a huge range of cakes (also delicious)! To top it off all the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

The cakes here are the best in Canterbury (especially the coffee walnut and rocky road!) and come to you in the hugest portions. The staff are lovely and the building is fascinating. Even better, it’s an independent establishment which is becoming a bit of a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

Beautifully old and quaint Tudor tea room located just inside the Canterbury ring road on route to the Cathedral. High quality loose leaf tea (wide variety on offer) and coffee made from fresh coffee beans. Good service from friendly staff who were keen to meet...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 3, 2019

For what it is this is as good as it gets. Our waitress, Janet, is a sweetie.....tip her well ! The cakes are made in house and are just perfect. We both had a think, moist slice of Madeleine cake. Absolutely delicious. They do buy...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

I stopped by and asked if I could buy a piece of cake to go. They told me they were short on cakes on that day, although there were some on the display. What difference would it have made if I sat down there? They...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Karen A
March 14, 2019|
Response from KpSandhu | Property representative |
Hello we’re serving our special afternoon tea all day (Prosecco and champagne also available), booking is recommended, reservation periods are around 1.5 hours. Would you like to reserve a table. Thank you Kelvin Sandhu
Jessica O
March 4, 2019|
Response from KpSandhu | Property representative |
There’s a step into the property, which is easily overcome. However our facilities are on the first floor in afraid.
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